Hull FC have confirmed that loanee Josh Simm has been recalled by St Helens.
It was intended that Simm would remain on loan for the remainder of the season, but Saints have recalled the player due to injuries.
Simm will return to his parent club ahead of this week’s Betfred Super League Round 23 clash between the two sides at the MKM Stadium.
The 21-year old joined the club on loan in July ahead of the Magic Weekend Hull Derby clash against Hull KR, scoring a memorable try on debut in the 34-28 win.
Simm has made five appearances in his spell with the Airlie Birds, including scoring a try in last week’s victory over Toulouse Olympique in the South of France.
Hull stated that: “The club would like to thank Josh for his efforts in Black & White, and wish him the very best for the remainder of the season and beyond.”
Meanwhile, he Saints lost Regan Grace in the defeat to Salford Red Devils last week and boss Kristian Woolf confirmed that young utility back,Dan Hill was forced off in yesterday’s victory over Castleford with a shoulder issue.
Woolf’s men have also been without the likes of Will Hopoate and Mark Percival in recent weeks whilst Lewis Dodd and Grace are out for the season.
The growing absentee list means the boss recalled Sam Royle from his initial two week loan with Hull KR and he has now been forced to recall Josh Simm ahead of potentially going up against the Club he has scored two tries in five appearances for since joining on loan, including the winner against Hull KR on his debut at Magic Weekend.
That appears to suggest that Simm will not be moving to the MKM Stadium permanently at the end of his contract with St Helens.